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Help make my birthday dinner HOT

I want to make a large number of small plates of various very spicy and very delicious foods for my birthday next week. Super spicy and super delicious are tied for value in what I'm looking for; I'm not interested in recipes that are all about the heat without being tasty (I'd just pass out grilled peppers if that were the aim). I'm especially interested in finger foods and things that are relatively quick to make, but if it's super delicious and is worth the wait/work, more substantial or utensil-requiring undertakings are also welcome.
posted by spindrifter on Jul 23, 2014 - 31 answers

How did the star-rating system for spiciness get started?

At almost any Thai restaurant in the U.S., many dishes can be ordered with a specification of how spicy the dish should be. Usually, this is on a scale of four or five stars (with possibly an extra "Thai hot") at the top. I'm curious as to how this tradition got started and why it's primarily associated with Thai food. (And I guess as a side question, whether this phenomenon extends to Thai restaurants outside of the U.S.) I've tried to do some searching myself, but either the info is hard to find, or I haven't found the right search query to separate the wheat from the chaff. [more inside]
posted by ErWenn on May 30, 2014 - 33 answers

Looking for a new cologne

I’ve worn the same cologne off and on for about 20 years, and I think it’s time for a change. I’m looking for scents for everyday wear with woody notes (or citrus/fresh notes, like what I wear now). Nothing musky or spicy! [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Dec 31, 2013 - 17 answers

Complicated spicy

Lately I've been craving spicy as a flavor (rather than an overwheling punch-to-my-mouth sensation) beyond adding Siracha or chili flakes. What spice combo can I add to my repertoire that will deliver a complex, unfolding, flavorful, tear-inducing heat? Sometimes Thai food hits this note, but I'm not sure how it is made.
posted by Jason and Laszlo on Oct 22, 2013 - 33 answers

Home made super hot chips?

Would it be easy to make a homemade version of these potato chips? They are really expensive, but I am a hot foods junkie, and am bored with just dumping ghost pepper sauce on things. [more inside]
posted by polywomp on Sep 25, 2013 - 1 answer

Spicy desserts?

I'm going to a "spicy food party" this weekend, and I want to bring a dessert... [more inside]
posted by JoanArkham on Jul 23, 2013 - 39 answers

And it burns burns burns...

Any tips for reducing/nullifying the ring of fire after eating spicy foods? [more inside]
posted by Mons Veneris on Nov 12, 2012 - 7 answers

Mouth-burning good snacks

Tell me about your favorite spicy snacks. [more inside]
posted by cp311 on Nov 4, 2012 - 46 answers

Recipe for spicy frog soup chinese

I'm trying to find recipe for spicy frog soup I had in Shanghai. [more inside]
posted by DDR on Oct 2, 2012 - 1 answer

What to do with a bumper crop of habanero peppers?

Please help me with your favorite habanero pepper recipes. [more inside]
posted by Hylas on Sep 22, 2012 - 10 answers

That's a spicy mocktail!

What beverages can I make with Bittermen's Hellfire Habanero Shrub? Complications: cannot use alcohol or tomato juice. [more inside]
posted by KathrynT on May 29, 2012 - 11 answers

Is it dangerous to eat ice?

Aside from the dangers to your teeth, is it dangerous to eat ice? [more inside]
posted by princeoftheair on May 21, 2012 - 25 answers

Help me help my guts to help me eat spicy food again.

What can I do about my gut reacting badly to spicy foods? (Not necessarily pretty inside) [more inside]
posted by OmieWise on Aug 12, 2011 - 22 answers

Share your hot sauce recipes

This is the thread where you tell me how to make hot sauce. [more inside]
posted by Aizkolari on Jun 22, 2011 - 22 answers

I must(ard) find some of this!

What are your recommendations for a good spicy mustard? [more inside]
posted by cp311 on May 10, 2011 - 36 answers

Please help me make chili hot chocolate!

Please help me make some delicious chili hot chocolate! [more inside]
posted by Pademelon on Feb 3, 2011 - 12 answers

Recommended drinks for combating the sting of capsaicin in spicy food...?

I know that casein-based products are boss, but which beverages should I get if I run out of kefir? I mean, it's kinda awkward to eat ice cream alongside curry, so no desserts, please.
posted by DenLaerde on Sep 29, 2010 - 6 answers

Pimp my pumpkin seeds!

Well, guys, it's hard squash season again (finally!) and I intend to roast and nom every seed I can get my hands on. What are your best pumpkin seed recipes and tips? [more inside]
posted by phunniemee on Sep 27, 2010 - 13 answers

Red dan dan noodles

How to make Dan dan noodles ? [more inside]
posted by cl3m on Aug 28, 2010 - 8 answers

Where can I find the spiciest food in Minneapolis?

Where can I find the spiciest food in Minneapolis? [more inside]
posted by zombieApoc on Apr 2, 2010 - 13 answers

What are some common cold spicy foods?

My aunt is coming to dinner and she loves spicy foods. However, I'm picking her up from the airport after work and won't have time to cook that day. What spicy foods/appetizers can I make that don't need to be served warm? I searched for "cold spicy foods" but got completely irrelevant results. [more inside]
posted by tasty on Feb 22, 2010 - 27 answers

Trying to find a pecan recipe from my youth

I am trying to find a specific pecan recipe; not the usual candied pecans but something smokey and spicy. [more inside]
posted by TedW on Dec 21, 2009 - 6 answers

Oil and vinegar, hold the oil.

I like foods with strong flavors: lime juice, chili peppers, vinegar, red onions, whiskey, onion salt, cilantro, and so forth. I recently figured out that grains were the culprits that make me really sleepy and unfocused. I'm switching to a lean meat, veg-heavy diet. Can you recommend decently healthy, low-carb recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner that have LOTS of flavor? [more inside]
posted by Hwaet on Dec 2, 2009 - 31 answers

Help me spice up my curries, please!

Help me spice up my curries, please! [more inside]
posted by Seeba on Aug 10, 2009 - 19 answers

Help! I underthought a plate of noodles

What is the name of this cold noodle dish? Most likely Korean or Chinese food. [more inside]
posted by any portmanteau in a storm on Jul 21, 2009 - 25 answers

How does one get accustomed to spicy food?

How does one get accustomed to spicy food? My girlfriend (over)reacts to food that has any sort of discernible spicy/hot taste. What are ways to get her to tolerate and eventually enjoy truly hot food?
posted by beukeboom on Mar 13, 2009 - 52 answers

I Can Has Spicy Hot Mango Candy Pleez?

Where can I find spicy hot mango Mexican candy online? [more inside]
posted by RobotVoodooPower on Nov 5, 2008 - 4 answers

Obsessed with the Wasabi

Help me cure my Wasabi craving! [more inside]
posted by peewinkle on Oct 27, 2008 - 18 answers

Making crunchy bean goodness?

Suggestions for recipes for crunchy, spiced snacks using Chickpeas? lentils? other bean-type stuff? [more inside]
posted by leahwrenn on Sep 24, 2008 - 7 answers

Cooking with fresh cayenne peppers

"Pepper," to me, means "bell pepper," but my neighbor gave me two cayenne pepper plants, and the peppers are starting to turn red. When should I harvest them, and what should I do with them? [more inside]
posted by shirobara on Aug 14, 2008 - 18 answers

Why does it burn when I pee

I love spicy food, and I seem to suffer no ill digestive-tract-related effects from it. However, it seems that it causes my urine to be.. spicy. Not excruciating, like touching your genitals after handling hot peppers, but quite unpleasant. Is this common? Is it something I should see a doctor for? [more inside]
posted by tehloki on Jun 26, 2008 - 12 answers

BBQ Rubs and Sauces

The barbecue season is upon us (at least in the northern hemisphere), and I'm now in a place that allows outdoor grilling, but I'm a neophyte when it comes to BBQ sauces and rubs. [more inside]
posted by netbros on Jun 12, 2008 - 26 answers

Pimp my too-spicy chicken!

Following a recommended recipe, we cooked a number of chopped chicken breasts in a sauce that contained a large amount of "buffalo" sauce - you know, the hot stuff that people put on wings. After serving them we discovered that the sauce was actually the 'fire' version and the chicken was inedibly spicy-hot. We now have two pounds of fire-engine red, top-notch, ultra-buffaloed chicken breast sitting in the fridge. I'd hate to waste this much food - especially high-quality breasts like the ones we purchased. What can we do with this chicken? [more inside]
posted by unixrat on Jan 9, 2008 - 20 answers

The Galvanized Gullet cookbook is ok.

Give me your hottest recipes. Crazy hot. Like Naga Jolokia hot. [more inside]
posted by sushiwiththejury on Dec 19, 2007 - 7 answers

Spicy Squid Bits? YUM?

Filipino food filter: What do I do with my Spicy Squid Bits? [more inside]
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur on Dec 11, 2007 - 6 answers

Thai food in Buenos Aires?

Any one know of an authentic Thai restaurant in Buenos Aires? [more inside]
posted by conifer on Aug 9, 2007 - 6 answers

Help me Thai one on!

How do you make sure your Thai cuisine has just the right heat? [more inside]
posted by Crotalus on Jul 17, 2007 - 17 answers

Spicy/Sweet Red Sauce for Korean dish?

What is the spicy and sweet red sauce that comes with hwe dup bop (or chirashi bowl) at Korean (Japanese) restaurants? [more inside]
posted by universal_qlc on Feb 4, 2007 - 9 answers

Help! I lost my spice!

Identify this cookbook, or give me the potato/chili soup recipe I yearn for. [more inside]
posted by unSane on Jan 29, 2007 - 5 answers

Mexican food in Argentina

Does anyone know a good, SPICY, authentic Mexican restaurant in Buenos Aires? [more inside]
posted by punkbitch on Aug 19, 2006 - 3 answers

Kids and Spicy Food

Why do kids dislike spicy food and is this culturally specific? What about Mexican/Thai/Indian/etc kids who can't avoid it?
posted by arcticwoman on May 12, 2006 - 33 answers

ooh, (ginger)snap!

Do you have the perfect gingersnap recipe? [more inside]
posted by Vervain on Apr 17, 2006 - 8 answers

Hot wings eating contest

I need tips for winning, surviving, and recovering from a hot wings eating contest. [more inside]
posted by exhilaration on Feb 8, 2006 - 28 answers

Whither real Mexican food in Boston?

Are there any good, authentic, homemade Mexican restaurants in the Boston area? [more inside]
posted by killdevil on Jan 4, 2006 - 26 answers

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